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Captain Gnarlock
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bay area tarck

Since Austin and H-town have their own threads, I figure the preponderance of Bay Aryans means we can have one too. smiley

There's an alleycat scheduled for tomorrow in Pleasanton. There's been some drama around it, but it looks like it might actually happen.

I'm fi'n'a go. If anyone else wants to BART or even drive out that way, we could roll together. If not, that's cool too.

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There's also a great group ride on Wednesday nights in Oakland that I take part in when I can. It meets at 7pm @ MacArthur BART. Great guys, chill pace, ends up at the Albatross and/or Lanesplitter in Berkeley. Fix Without Dix also has a ladies-only ride on Wednesday night that meets up with the dudes.

Lots of SF-based rides too, but I'm not real tuned in to 'em since I'm East Bay-based.

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I Left My Heart in SF alleycat is scheduled for Valentine's Day '09

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Most of my event info comes from sffixed. If you're local and not on the board, please join. I've heard people talk shit on sffixed a lot, but frankly I've found it to be an awesome, supportive, informative community. There's also a very active buy n' sell board. So if you haven't, g'ahead and apply for membership. http://www.sffixed.com

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If anyone's up for a tarck-specific Bay Uhhrea get-together, lemme know. It would be nice to meet you creeps.

Sat, 12/27/2008 - 14:35
Matthew Trujillo

im down for a drink and get creepy type of dealy

Sat, 12/27/2008 - 14:38
Captain Gnarlock
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solbrothers wrote:
im down for a drink and get creepy type of dealy

Yes, we know. smiley

Sat, 12/27/2008 - 14:40
zombie

I'm not going to the Pleasanton race. I grew up in the area and expect nothing but the worst.

I'll be racing the Valentine's Day race.

I'm down for that group ride. Shoot me a PM next time you're going and I'll head over.

Sat, 12/27/2008 - 14:47
zombie

Also, I'm down to meet up, but not if sol is going.

edit: and I did apply to join sffixed once and they never got back to me. Guess I'm not welcome.

Sat, 12/27/2008 - 14:47
Matthew Trujillo

kowloon wrote:
solbrothers wrote:
im down for a drink and get creepy type of dealy

Yes, we know. smiley

smiley

Sat, 12/27/2008 - 16:29
165
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east bay suburbs alleycat lol. although I lived in marin county for 8 years, so I guess I'm in no position to poke fun.

Sat, 12/27/2008 - 17:33
halbritt
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zombie wrote:
Also, I'm down to meet up, but not if sol is going.

edit: and I did apply to join sffixed once and they never got back to me. Guess I'm not welcome.

I thought the same thing then went back and tried the username and password that I applied with and found that it worked.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Sun, 12/28/2008 - 03:24
Captain Gnarlock
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halbritt wrote:
zombie wrote:
Also, I'm down to meet up, but not if sol is going.

edit: and I did apply to join sffixed once and they never got back to me. Guess I'm not welcome.

I thought the same thing then went back and tried the username and password that I applied with and found that it worked.

Oh yeah. Don't expect a confirmation message. I didn't get one.

Sun, 12/28/2008 - 12:19
Captain Gnarlock
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As predicted, the Pleasanton alleycat was fraught with fail. No one at the checkpoints, totally half-assed. Most people packed it in about halfway through and just started drinking and tricking. At least it got my ass out of the house on a gorgeous day.

Sun, 12/28/2008 - 19:24
Captain Gnarlock
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This is a ways off, but it looked pretty cool.

Architecture Ride - The Reid Brothers
Sat., Jan. 17 | 1:30 pm, in front of the David Hewes Building, 995 Market St (at 6th St)

What do the Cliff House, the Fairmont Hotel, the GG Park Music Concourse bandshell and the SFBC's Market St. headquarters have in common? They're all projects designed by the Reid Brothers, who, in the first few decades of the 20th Century, designed an impressive number of San Francisco's buildings. With scant professional training but plenty of hustle, these Canadian brothers left their mark across the width of our city. Come discover some of their work and hear their story. 2 hour ride, longer if we're having fun; have a big lunch beforehand, we'll stop somewhere for a snack; rain cancels.

Mon, 12/29/2008 - 18:10
halbritt
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Sounds like fun. Almost finished with the girl spencer, she might like to do this as well.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 12/29/2008 - 18:54
zombie

So, I tried to resign-up a few days ago and they still haven't given me access. Someone who's on there give the people that run it shit and tell them to accept zombieSF.

Tue, 12/30/2008 - 16:22
Captain Gnarlock
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zombie wrote:
So, I tried to resign-up a few days ago and they still haven't given me access. Someone who's on there give the people that run it shit and tell them to accept zombieSF.

i'm'a send a message. dicks.

Tue, 12/30/2008 - 16:29
missbyamile

I'm from San Jose. I've never done an alleycat but last night I dreamed I was riding a Nancy Drew themed race. I lost :(

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 04:25
Matthew Trujillo

are you a chick? btw FUCK YOU!

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 04:32
missbyamile

yeah and no thanks

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 04:42
Matthew Trujillo

sup girl

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 04:44
Matthew Trujillo

sup girl, srsly

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 04:44
missbyamile

my legs are sore is what's up.

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 04:46
Matthew Trujillo

u got a myspace?

myspace.com/solbrothers

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 04:48
waychel

A/S/L??????????????????

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 05:19
Captain Gnarlock
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welcome, missbyamile. now fuck off.

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 13:24
missbyamile

Thank you kindly.

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 13:36
zombie

those fuckerfaces still didn't accept me on their forum either.

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 13:37
des
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I'm on it as me. I don't remember what I said. I don't know that I even rode track bikes when I joined...

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 23:50
Captain Gnarlock
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zombie, a mod got back to me and said he didn't see your request in the queue... weird.

maybe try again?q

Thu, 01/01/2009 - 00:46
zombie

kowloon wrote:
zombie, a mod got back to me and said he didn't see your request in the queue... weird.

maybe try again?q

I just reapplied just this second as "zombiecarl". If they don't take me this time I'll just give up.

Thu, 01/01/2009 - 03:55
Captain Gnarlock
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Coupla things brewing for Feb 8th:

SJF alleycat in San Jose
spencer swap in SF

More details on these events as they materialize.

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 15:27
zombie

I want to race the SJ thing.

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 15:28
Captain Gnarlock
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Spoke too soon -- looks like swap might be 2/15 so as not to conflict with SJF alleycat.

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 15:53
zombie

now i'm pissed. i want to know about when shit's happening, but those fuckerfaces still won't accept my applications for the forum.

kowloon, just sign up another account for me to use and maybe they'll accept that ish. make it like z0mbie or _zombie_ or something. i'll owe ya one of whatever it is sober people drink.

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 15:58
frankstoneline
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i think i'm on sffixed. haha

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 16:09
Captain Gnarlock
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Looks like they're trying to start a monthly spencer Night at the Parkway. First feature is Oldboy, on 1/15.

Tue, 01/06/2009 - 16:50
halbritt
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This is 3 miles from my house. I'm not sure I can make it.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Tue, 01/06/2009 - 17:40
Captain Gnarlock
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For those of you looking for a SERIOUS Sunday ride: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2428882

Quote:
This Sunday Jan 11th Nicasio ride

It will be a long one so bring food/spencer candy, h20, tools/repair kit

Baker and Fell at 9:45 Leave promptly at 10:00

Wed, 01/07/2009 - 14:19
missbyamile

kowloon wrote:
For those of you looking for a SERIOUS Sunday ride: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2428882

Quote:
This Sunday Jan 11th Nicasio ride

It will be a long one so bring food/spencer candy, h20, tools/repair kit

Baker and Fell at 9:45 Leave promptly at 10:00

someday i'll be that hardcore!!

Wed, 01/07/2009 - 20:20
Matthew Trujillo

x2 sup girl

Wed, 01/07/2009 - 20:28
Captain Gnarlock
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East Bay Hills Mixed Terrain Alley CX - Saturday 2.7.09 - High Noon

Start/Finish - Lake Temescal, Oakland, CA
30-50 miles of roads and trails in the Oakland and Berkeley hills.

Tue, 01/13/2009 - 11:38
Captain Gnarlock
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also, i know zombie expressed interest in this alleycat.

Tue, 01/13/2009 - 11:39
Captain Gnarlock
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one more! this ride is tonight and every Tuesday.

POO RIDE. Tuesday night Port of Oakland Crit ride
7pm meeting @ the columns far end of Lake Merritt
loops around port of oak town
fixed/geared
it Will be fast!
ave. 30mph

Tue, 01/13/2009 - 11:40
halbritt
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kowloon wrote:
ave. 30mph

I should go to this so I can learn to feel what it's like to get dropped in the first two minutes of the ride.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Tue, 01/13/2009 - 17:57
Captain Gnarlock
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halbritt wrote:
kowloon wrote:
ave. 30mph

I should go to this so I can learn to feel what it's like to get dropped in the first two minutes of the ride.

fo rill. That is insane pace.

Tue, 01/13/2009 - 18:04
Captain Gnarlock
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20% all in-stock stuff at Box Dog, now thru 2/1

Wed, 01/14/2009 - 18:11
missbyamile

kowloon wrote:
20% all in-stock stuff at Box Dog, now thru 2/1

Oooooh sales. i've never been to any shops in the city, how is this place? worth a day trip up from SJ?

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 00:55
Patch
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Yes it most certainly is. I'm gonna be stopping by and picking up a cap I think. I love boxdog.

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 00:56
missbyamile

rad. I hope i can somehow get money and get up there before the 1st then!

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 01:04
Captain Gnarlock
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Box Dog is awesome. Good and knowledgable people who aren't dicks.

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 01:21
gerund
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And they have a lady mechanic who is very nice

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 01:36
beargrinderrrrrr
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kowloon wrote:
Looks like they're trying to start a monthly spencer Night at the Parkway. First feature is Oldboy, on 1/15.

it's not the first spencer night, i hear. but still sounds good. too bad i already planned to go to the gilman st. flashback night.

parkway has comfy couches and some of the best vegan pizza i've ever had. the next spencer night will rule.

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 01:40
DangerCat
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Eh Boxdog is alright. I guess I never had any problems with them but they are just so busy its hard to get quick service.

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 01:41

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